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new olympus micro 4/3ds camera?

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Lex, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Lex

    Lex Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 21, 2009

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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Thanks Alex,

    I've blown up the image... and heaven forbid, it looks like a GF1 clone!

    I sincerely hope that it has more than a pop-up flash to offer over the E-P2. :rolleyes:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I have yet had a need for flash, but this does look interesting. LOL, maybe I'll be ebaying my EP1...LOL.

    Dj
     
  4. Dad3*3

    Dad3*3 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 21, 2010
    PA
    And I just bought an E-P2 and didn't even get a chance to sell my E-P1 yet... Guess you just can't stay on the CUTTING edge without getting a little hurt!
     
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    All I see is a hand...I already got 2 of em'.
     
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  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    They don't call it the bleeding edge for nothing! :rofl:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  7. Ranger 9

    Ranger 9 Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2009
    My guess: It's a mu4/3 camera without the Pen retro styling cues, for people who don't care about that sort of thing and would rather have a built-in flash etc. But I don't think they'd just bring out a GF-1 clone; they'd have to add something...

    ...Thought: didn't this teaser appear originally on the Olympus Tough website? A weather-resistant mu4/3 camera would be a great differentiator, and something a lot of people could really use...
     
  8. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
  9. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    Actually I think I remember that Olympus since day one has been talking about *higher*-spec'ed models to come in M4/3...
     
  10. AJShepherd

    AJShepherd Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Maybe this will be a fixed-lens compact with 4/3 sensor, called the E-Trip...!
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I played with the ad, scaling an E-P2 image to match the hot shoe size, and here's what I came up with:
     

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  12. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    What can we learn from this?
     
  13. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    look carefully at the right side, a seam that says tome .......... pop up flash
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Well, someone on DPReview roughly scale the image, and theirs showed that the new camera is way smaller than an E-P1. It got picked up by 43 Rumors.

    I scaled the images as best I could, based on the hot shoe, and came up with this, which suggests that the new camera is slightly less wide, but not by nearly as much as the other comparison showed.

    Also, getting a rough sense of size helps confirm that this is almost certainly going to be a MFT camera rather than some sort of non-ILC camera.
     
  15. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I was over at 43rumors and they were saying it might have a new kit lens and that it will have some hot new features. I'm going to be steamed if I like that camera better. LOL.